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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1324-1326

A comparative assessment of the effect of professional oral hygiene measures on the periodontal health of patients undergoing fixed orthodontic appliance therapy

1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Mithila Minority Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
2 Department of Dentistry, Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
3 Private Dental Practitioner, Ara, Bhojpur, Bihar, India
4 Private Dental Practitioner, Hajipur, Bihar, India
5 Private Dental Practitioner, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra, India
6 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Shubham Kumar
Department of Dentistry, Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_141_21

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Background: Fixed orthodontic treatment provides good alignment and improves the maxilla-mandibular and dentoalveolar function. The present study was conducted to evaluate fixed orthodontic patients' periodontal condition with professional oral hygiene measures. Materials and Methods: One-hundred and twenty patients undergoing fixed orthodontics were included in the study, divided with 60 patients in the control group (Group I) and the other 60 in the experimental group (Group II). Periodontal indices were compared. Results: In Group I, there were 40 females and 20 males, and in Group II, there were 35 females and 25 males. The mean gingival index was 0.62 and 1.14, plaque index was 0.94 and 1.38, and pocket depth was 1.50 and 1.68 at T0 and T1 in Group I, respectively. The mean gingival index was 0.80 and 1.14, plaque index was 1.2 and 0.81, and pocket depth was 1.31 and 1.57 at T0 and T1 in Group II, respectively. Conclusion: For patients undertaking orthodontic fixed appliance therapy, professional oral hygiene measures can significantly improve periodontal health.

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